A little over a month after announcing their engagement, Prince Harry’s 36-year-old fiancee, Meghan Markle, deleted all of her social media accounts.
We didn’t have much time to learn about the soon-to-princess, and we were also secretly hoping to gain exclusive access into the lives of the royals if she kept her social media running.
Although she left all her new fans confused by going off the social media grid, there’s still a lot of information circulating on the internet about how she portrayed herself on social media.
Here are 10 things we learned about Meghan before she deleted all her social media profiles.
We’re seriously going to miss these candid photos!
1. She participates in a lot of humanitarian work.
While she spent a lot of time preparing and filming for the role of Rachel Zane on Suits, Meghan also allocated time for doing a good deed. She was a global ambassador for World Vision Canada and an advocate for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. I’m sure she’ll be doing a lot more humanitarian work now that she’s going to be a full-time royal.
2. She’s into calligraphy.
While she tried to start a successful career in acting, Meghan worked as a freelance calligrapher, writing wedding invitations for celebrities like Robin Thicke and Paula Patton.
“I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first [TV] pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special,” she told Esquire.
3. She was married once before.
Meghan dated producer Trevor Engleson in 2004, and they tied the knot in 2011. The pair got divorced two years later.
4. She loves inspirational quotes.
She knew that words can change the world, and she always made sure to post something inspirational that would not only uplift readers, but also herself.
5. She’s doesn’t like being photoshopped.
We all know by know that Meghan is biracial. Her mother is African American and her father is white. She’s previously spoken about the challenges of growing up mixed-race and being seen as “ethnically ambiguous,” but that doesn’t mean she wants to look any different.
“To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot,” she said.
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